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Aug 14, 2020 Doug Holder
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Holder interviewed Dunn at the home of  the late  poet Gerrit Lansing  in Gloucester, MA. Dunn talked about his experiences with Jon Wieners, Bill Corbett, Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, and a host of others. Dunn is a walking archive of the Boston Area Poetry Scene, Gloucester Ma. poetry scene.
Topics: Allen Ginsberg, Abraxas Book Store, Gloucester, Ma., Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg. Bill Corbett,...
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Aug 12, 2020 Doug Holder
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John Hodgen lives in Shrewsbury, MA. He is a Visting Asistant Professor of English at Assumption College, and also teaches at Mount Wachusett Commnity College, and the Wocester Art Museum. He is the author of Heaven & Earth Holding Company (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010), Grace (winner of the 2005 AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006), In My Father's House (winner of the 1993 Bluestem Award from Emporia State University in Kansas), and Bread Without...
Topics: John Hodgen Poet, Doug Holder, Letter
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Aug 3, 2020 Doug Holder
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This was a program for a fundraiser for the Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Harvard Square--Cambridge, MA.  This was organized by Paul Steven Stone, Doug Holder, and Alice Weiss. Readers were Ifeanyi Menkiti, X.J. Kennedy, Tomas O'Leary,and others...  (May 20, 2012) ** Held in the Grolier Room--Bow St. Somerville, MA.
Topics: Laughter at the Grolier, x. J. Kennedy, Doug Holder, Paul Steven Stone, Alice Weiss, Tomas O'Leary,...
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Doug Holder, the Director of the Newton Free Library Poetry Series in Newton, MA hosts the first virtual poetry reading for the library since the series started
Topics: Newton Free Library Poetry Series, Doug Holder, Newton Free Library
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Jul 20, 2020 Doug Holder
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[USPRwire, Mon Sep 27 2010]  Endicott College of Beverly, Mass. and the Ibbetson Street Press of Somerville, Mass. have announced a literary partnership the other day. The two organizations have agreed to establish an affiliation between the 12-year-old well-regarded independent literary press and the college. Doug Holder, head of the publishing house said in regards to his plans for this new partnership: “I hope to bring a number of prominent poets and writers to take part in a reading...
Topics: Ibbetson Street, Doug Holder, Mark Herlihy, Doug Holder, Dan Sklat, Endicott College
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This was an exhibit from the Somerville Ats Council that included poem installations on a community walk path outside Davis Square. Other poets included were Lloyd Schwartz, Gloria Mindock, Linda Haviland Conte, Wyn Cooper, Bert Stern, Ed Meek, Joe Torra, and others...  July 2020.
Topics: Doug Holder, Art Beat 2020, Somerville, Ma., Somerville Arts Council
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Calnan reads from his work, including a new poem in the latest issue of Ibbetson Street 47. He also talks about his experience with the English Department at Endicott College, and his experience with online teaching. He also touches on his editorship for The Endicott Review-- a magazine that was founded by Professor Dan Sklar of Endicott College.
Topics: Endicott College, Ibbetson Street, Dan Calnan, Doug Holder
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Jun 15, 2020 doug holder
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Michael C. Keith is the author of "Insomnia  11" and Gregory Wolos new short collection is "Everyday People"
Topics: doug Holder, Greg Wolos, Michael C. Keith
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Jun 8, 2020 Doug Holder
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Holder interviews Miller on his Poet to Poet broadcast live from Somerville.  Tom Miller has taught school and has worked as a rehabilitation counselor in both private and public settings focusing in the main on mental health services for children and teenagers.  He changed career paths and worked in the automotive aftermarket for thirty some years rising from sales representative to Vice President/Regional Manager. Upon “retirement” Tom went to work for Historic New England and is...
Topics: Tom Miller, Poet to Poet, Somerville Media Center, Doug Holder
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Jun 4, 2020 doug holder
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Ibbetson Street is a literary magazine founded by Doug Holder, Richard Wilhem and  Dianne Robitaille in 1998 in Somerville., MA.  Cover art by Syed Zaman Sample Poems: ATLANTIS   The night before the city sank someone was itching to roam the streets with his friends. Someone was proud of all she'd learned that year, someone dreaming of the cloudlike dress she'd seen, someone wondering how many ways there were to cook lentils. Someone sat in the pen with his restless animals and someone...
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Jun 1, 2020 doug holder
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Holder talks with Goldfinger about his new poetry collection  "Heroin's Harbour" ( Ibbetson Street Press)
Topics: Marc Goldfinger, Herion's Harbour', Ibbetson street press
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May 26, 2020 Doug Holder
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Interview with Amesbury Poet Laureate Ellie O'Leary with Doug Holder.
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May 21, 2020 Doug Holder
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Doug Holder interviews Poet Eileen Cleary on his Poet to Poet Show Eileen Cleary  is a nurse and poet living in Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Lesley University's and Solstice of Pine Manor's MFA program. She is passionate about poetry and its witness of humanity.  Eileen  is a 2016 and 2018 nominee for the Pushcart Prize. **** Interview starts 2mins and 30 seconds in the audio Click on    https://ia601403.us.archive.org/0/items/audio_only_20200521/audio_only.m4a
Topics: Doug Holder, Eileen Cleary
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May 12, 2020 Doug Holder
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This is the cover for a book to be released by Big Table Books. The cover was designed by Christopher Reilley.   Doug Holder is a poet living outside of Boston, Ma.
Topics: Big Table Publishing, Doug Holder, Robin Stratton, Essential Doug Holder
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May 9, 2020 Doug Holder
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"Of all the classes I have taken at this one has done wonders for me. I did not have to focus on memorization, or terms and philosophies. I was given the opportunity to grow creatively, and discover who I am in this process. I have been in a rut for a long time. I am so used to writing APA form papers, with citations and scientific language. It has been rooted in my mind to limit descriptive words, and be concise. I had to challenge myself for this class. I had classified myself as this...
Topics: Doug Holder, Jacob Wirth, Jennifer Matthews, Ibbetson Street, Endicott College, Advanced Poetry...
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Apr 30, 2020 Doug Holder
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Karen Klein a retired professor of Humanities at Brandeis University, and founder of the text moves dance collaborative, writes an introduction to a proposed book by Doug Holder. It encapsulates his work, according to Holder. ********************************************************* INTRODUCTION   Doug Holder’s poems get to what is essential to him and to all of us --mortality. But his poems aren’t gloomy or preachy like the ubiquitous Latin medieval poems known as ‘memento mori,’...
Topics: text moves, karen Klein, Doug Holder, Big Table Books.
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Apr 30, 2020 Doug Holder
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Scott Harney with his partner Megan Marshall--Pulitzer prize-winning historian. Doug Holder used to work with Harney at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. His book of poetry was released after his death--with an introduction by Marshall. ( The Blood of San Gennaro)  Marshall wrote to Holder: Dear Doug, Thank you so much for writing, and for your friendship with Scott and interest in his work, then and now.  Six feet of separation—yes, in more than one sense.  Scott is no longer with us,...
Topics: Scott Harney, Doug Holder, Megan Marshall, Arrowsmith Press
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Apr 23, 2020 dougholder
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The Bagel Bards--a  literary group founded by Doug Holder, Harris Gardner, and Steve Glines in 2004, that always met in the Au Bon Pain in Davis Square, Somerville-- went on Zoom--since the physical space was closed--due to social distancing policies.
Topics: The Bagel Bards, Doug Holder, Steve Glines, Harris Gardner
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Apr 21, 2020 doug holder
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Donald Johanson, world-renowned paleontologist, discoverer of the famed  "Lucy" fossil, reads Doug Holder's poem "271 Newbury St." from his collected " Portrait of an artist as a Young Poseur. ( Big Table Books) This was filmed from his home in San Francisco  by Robin Stratton.
Topics: Donald Johanson, Robin Stratton, Big Table Books, Doug Holder, Portrait of An Artist as a Young...
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Apr 14, 2020 Doug Holder
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Professor Doug Holder's Introduction to Creative Writing class. There was a discussion of Sylvia Plath's " Daddy," and a discussion of the craft. This was recorded during a Zoom session during the corona virus out break--at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. Only the professor can be heard..
Topics: Doug Holder, Endicott College, Beverly, Ma, Sylvia Plath, Daddy, Corona Virus
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Mar 24, 2020 doug holder
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Lecture for Introduction to Creative Writing ENG108 4/5
Topics: Introduction to Creative Writing, Endicott College, Doug Holder
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Mar 23, 2020 Doug Holder
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CLICK ON PICTURE FOR NORMAL VIEW Lyn Lifshin comments on the academy and " fractured verse."
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Mar 21, 2020 doug holder
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Online lecture on Short Stories...
Topics: Short Stories, Endicott College. Doug Holder
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The Bagel Bards-- a literary group founded by Doug Holder, Harris Gardner and Steve Glines at the Au Bon Cafe in Somerville, MA. in 2004--goes virtual in light of the Coronavirus,... Phil Temples facilitates this Zoom production.
Topics: Doug Holder, Bagel Bards, Coronavirus
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Mar 19, 2020 doug holder
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Short talk to students at Doug Holder's Advanced Poetry Workshop--Endicott College
Topics: Doug Holder, Endicott College, Lecture, Advanced Poetry Seminar
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Mar 18, 2020 dougholder
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( Click on picture for normal size) Thurston Moore of the famed alternative rock group  Sonic Youth  --sends a check and a reprint of  the Ibbetson Street ad for Hugh Fox's Memoir, "Way, Way off the Road" ( Ibbetson Street 2006). The book is no longer in print because of Fox's controversial tell-all of the characters in the small press movement in the 60s and 70s. More than one person threatened to sue for libel- 
Topics: Ibbetson Street Press, Doug Holder, Steve Glines, Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore
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Mar 4, 2020 Doug Holder
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I interviewed Reilley on my Somerville, MA. Media TV show  Poet to Poet--regarding his new collection   " One Night Stanza" ( Big Table Books)
Topics: Christopher Reilley Poet, One Night Stanza, Poet to Poet, Big Table Books
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  CLICK ON PICTURE FOR NORMAL SIZE  The Push Cart Prize is a major award for the small press.
Topics: Doug Holder, Pushcart Prize, nomination
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Feb 19, 2020 Doug Holder
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Holder interviewed Ablon about his new collection of poetry "Dinner in the Garden." Steven L. Ablon has published four books of poems. His work has appeared in many magazines. He is an adult and child psychoanalyst and an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital.
Topics: Steve Albon, Doug Holder, Somerville Media Studios, Poet to Poet
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Feb 17, 2020 Doug Holder
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(CLICK ON PICTURES FOR NORMAL SIZE) I had a correspondence with poet Ed Galing starting in 1997, until his death in 2013. He would call me from his home in Hatsboro, PA. about once a week.  Galing, whose half brother was Ben Galing, a radio personality in the Boston area, was widely published. He often wrote about his youth in the lower east side of NYC. He gave me great insight to Jewish culture, society, etc... at this time. I was particularly fascinated because I had just finished my...
Topics: Ed Galing, lower east side, Hatboro, PA, Ben Galing, Doug Holder, Ibbetson 35
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Feb 7, 2020 doug holder
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CLICK ON PICTURE FOR ORIGINAL VIEW This letter regarded Weaver's thoughts to Major Jackson about an interview show " Poet to Poet: Writer to Writer " produced by Doug Holder.  Gloria Mindock was the moderator in this instance. The show aired on Somerville Community Access TV..
Topics: Doug Holder, Major Jackson, Doug Holder, Gloria Mindock
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Jan 22, 2020 Doug Holder
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'Poetry for the Neon Apocalypse" by Jake Tringali is now available on Amazon. After living in Los Angeles for many years, Jake is now back in his home city of Boston. Runs rad restaurants. Thrives in a habitat of bars, punk rock shows, and late-night adventures. Jake writes about the edges of society, and frequently about the things we no longer see, such as the hidden letters of the alphabet (“recanted”). With a strong background in cyberpunk and the hard sciences, he has a focus on...
Topics: Doug Holder, Poet to Poet, Somerville Media Center, Jake Tringali
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Jan 8, 2020 Doug Holder
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CLICK ON Picture for normal size Biography *** The interview starts midway with Daly answering a question about his background and how he feels it informs his work.  Dennis Daly lives in Salem Massachusetts. He graduated from Boston College with a B.S. degree and earned a Master of Arts degree in English Literature at Northeastern University. For ten years Daly worked for the General Electric Company. He became a union activist and was elected into the leadership of the 9000 member Local 201...
Topics: Doug Holder, Dennis Daly, Poet to Poet, Somerville, Media Center
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Dec 31, 2019 Doug Holder
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The 46th issue of Ibbetson Street--founded in 1998 by Doug Holder, Richard Wilhelm and Dianne Robitaille in Somerville, MA. Front and Back covers--photos by Bonnie Matthews Brock. 
Topics: Julia Cirignano, Bonnie Matthews Brock, Jennifer Matthews, Steve Glines, Dianne Robitaille, Harris...
Solano wound up selling the book shop to the late Ifeanyi Menkiti, and it is still going strong today. The Grolier is a famed all-poetry bookshop in Harvard Square.   CLICK ON PIC TO  View Clearly
Topics: grolier Poetry Book Shop, Doug Holder, Louisa Solano, Lyn Lifshin, Ifeanyi Menkiti
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Dec 11, 2019 Doug Holder
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Holder interviewed Lifshin in the North End of Boston in the 1990s. Lucid Moon Interview #4: Lyn Lifshin Interviewed By Doug Holder Lyn Lifshin is commonly referred to as the "Queen of the Small Press". She has written more than 90 chapbooks and books of poetry, most recently, Before Its Light, released by Black Sparrow Press. If you were to check out the Poet's Market, her name would invariably appear as a contributing poet in a slew of magazines. She has edited four major...
Topics: Doug Holder, Lucid Moon, Ralph Hasselman, Lyn Lifshin
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Dec 4, 2019 Doug Holder
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Holder interviewed Kates about his translation of Aigerim Tazhi's new collection of poetry Paper-Thin Skin.  Kates read from his own poetry as well. Kates is the publisher of Zephyr Press.
Topics: James Kates, Somerville Media Center, Poet to Poet, Zephyr Press, Paper-Thin Skin- Aigerim Tazhi,...
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Nov 25, 2019 doug holder
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Holder and documentary filmmaker Olivia Huang in this Hong Kong--based newspaper. The article concerned Holder's interview with Huang on his Somerville Media Center TV show--"Poet to Poet Writer to Writer."
Topics: Olivia Huang, Sing Tao, Doug Holder, Poet to Poet, Somerville Media Center
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Nov 20, 2019 Doug Holder
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Rose is the author of the poetry collection "Pink X-Ray: Poems and Stories" ( Big Table Publishing).
Topics: Brad Rose, Doug Holder, Poet to Poet, Somerville Media Center
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Nov 6, 2019 Doug Holder
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Ibbetson Street is a literary magazine founded by Doug Holder, Dianne Robitaille and Richard Wilhelm in 1998 in Somerville, MA. It is formally affiliated with Endicott College (Beverly, MA)
Topics: Jennifer matthews, Linda Matthews Denham, Lawrence Kessenich, Steve Glines, Harris Gardner
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Oct 30, 2019 Doug Holder
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Huang starts talking about " Modica Way" her film about a graffiti alley in Cambridge, MA. Holder interviews Olivia Huang-- documentary filmmaker -- ("Modica Way", and " The Last Sacred Place of Poetry.") at the Somerville Media Studios--Oct 2019--Poet to Poet/Writer to Writer
Topics: Olivia Huang, Doug Holder, Poet to Poet, Somerville media Studios. Last Sacred Place of Poetry
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Sep 29, 2019 Doug Holder
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Click on pic to enlarge... This meeting attended by Mike Ansara, January O'Neil, Doug Holder, Harris Gardner, Charles Coe, Kathleen Spivack, Danielle Georges Reggie Gibson and many others-- established the group that became known as "Mass Poetry"  They are now a major literary organization based in Boston--sponsoring readings, festivals, educational outreach, etc...  http://masspoetry.org
Topics: Mass Poetry, Mike Ansara, Boston, Doug Holder
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Sep 29, 2019 Doug Holder
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Click on picture to enlarge 2019  Signed by James Maynard--curator of the rare books and poetry archive at the University at Buffalo Libraries
Topics: James Maynard, Doug Holder, University at Buffalo, Doug Holder Collectio
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Doug Holder interviews author Rob Dinsmoor author of the memoir "You Can Leave Anytime." ( Big Table Books). The memoir concerns his stint at a drug/alcohol rehab center in Florida. The show was aired live on Doug Holder's TV show " Poet to Poet Writer to Writer" at the Somerville Media Studios, in Somerville, MA.
Topics: Rob Dinsmoor, Doug Holder, Poet to Poet, You can leave at anytime, Somerville media center,...
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Sep 8, 2019 dougholder
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( Click on pic to enlarge)   Letter noting the establishment of the Doug Holder Papers collection.   James Maynard, curator of the Poetry and Rare Books Collection--writes to Doug Holder.
Topics: Doug Holder Papers, James Maynard, University at Buffalo, Special Collections
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Sep 3, 2019 dougholder
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Flyer for a screening of the film " Last Sacred Place of Poetry" produced by Olivia Huang.  Doug Holder made a presentation at the event. The event was held at the Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, Ma.  Sept,2019
Topics: Last Sacred Place of Poetry, Grolier Poetry Book Shop, Olivia Huang, Doug Holder, Cambridge Public...
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Sarah Hannah writes Doug Holder about her family, Louisa Solano,  and other matters.... By Bryan Marquard, Globe Staff  |   May 31, 2007 Memory is "a ruthless contraption," Sarah Hannah wrote in "Alembic," a poem that, as the title suggests, distills recollections and captures the challenge of retrieving and refining lingering murmurs from the past. You lived somewhere for very long.   But the avenues by which you could recall it   Have been...
Topics: Sarah Hannah, Doug Holder, Grolier Poetry Book Shop
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Aug 25, 2019 dougholder
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Rod McKuen wrote poet Charles Plymell about Doug Holder's interview (2008) He makes an ironic comment about the "poetry establishment" that torched his poetry. Rodney Marvin McKuen  (April 29, 1933 – January 29, 2015) was an American poet, singer-songwriter, and actor. He was one of the best-selling poets in the United States during the late 1960s. Throughout his career,  McKuen produced a wide range of recordings, which included popular music, spoken...
Topics: Rod McKuen, Doug Holder, Charles Plymell
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Aug 25, 2019 dougholder
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(Click on Picture to Enlarge)   This is an excerpt from a letter Carol Western wrote Doug Holder about his publishing of the Stone Soup Anthology ( 2003), his article on John Wieners, and about her life and associations with other poets and artists like John Lockwood, Carl Solomon, Jack Powers, Allen Ginsberg, Stephen Jonas, Oscar Williams, etc... Also she goes into detail about her time working with clients at Pilgrim State--a psychiatric hospital on Long Island, NY. This excerpt is from the...
Topics: Carol Western, Doug Holder, Stone Soup Poets, Jack Powers, John Weiners, Pilgrim State
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Aug 25, 2019 dougholder
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( CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE) This was sent as part of a letter to Doug Holder about an article Holder wrote about John Weiners. Carol Weston's history as a poet is linked to such figures as Jack Powers, John Wieners, Robert Lowell, Allen Ginsburg, and Carl Solomon (to whom Allen Ginsburg's "Howl" was dedicated). Her credentials include being poetry editor of the Impressions Workshop. She was published in the  Farleigh Dickinson Journal,  alongside Donald Justice, Phillip Levine, and...
Topics: Carol Weston, Jack Powers, Stone Soup Poets, Doug Holder
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Doug Holder interviews Karen Klein--Dancer, Poet, founder of textmoves. Founded by Karen Klein, teXtmoVes works in the interdisciplinary intersection between spoken word and movement, poetry and dance, experimentally exploring their boundaries and connections. It is the goal of this collective to bring intergenerational performance works which integrate dance and poetry to diverse audiences. ​ teXtmoVes does not simply have a poet recite and dancers move, but explores multiple innovative...
Topics: textmoves, doug holder, karen Klien, somerville media studios, poet to poet
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Aug 19, 2019 dougholder
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Stone Soup Poetry Presents: John Weiners. 
Topics: North End, European, Jack Powers Improv Asylum, Boston
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Aug 18, 2019 doug holder
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( CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE) Holder reviewed a book by Moore--he commented about the review--and discussed other matters of his life. Of Richard Moore’s ten published volumes of poetry, one was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of a novel,  The Investigator  (Story Line Press, 1991), a collection of essays,  The Rule That Liberates  (University of South Dakota Press, 1994), and translations of Plautus’  Captivi  (in the Johns Hopkins University Complete Roman Drama...
Topics: Doug Holder, Richard Moore Poet, Tom Daley
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( CLICK ON PICTURES TO ENLARGE)  A student from Doug Holder's poetry workshop writes him a letter about a memoir Holder published Way, Way Off the Road by Hugh Fox. She objects to the description of Richard Nason, a movie critic for TIME magazine.
Topics: Richard Nason, Hugh Fox, Doug Holder, Way, Way Off the Road, Ibbetson Street Press
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Jul 28, 2019 dougholder
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( Click on Picture to Enlarge) Later this poem served as an introduction to one of the anthologies for the Bagel Bards literary group founded in 2004, by Doug Holder, Harris Gardner, and Steve Glines in Cambridge, MA.
Topics: Afaa Michael Weaver, Bagel Bards, Doug Holder, Harris Garner, Steve Glines, Somerville, MA
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Jul 25, 2019 dougholder
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE " I can not thank you enough for how you have helped us to elevate the arts at Endicott College."--Peter Eden/Dean of Arts and Sciences/Endicott College
Topics: Endicott College, Peter Eden, Doug Holder
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2 pages.  CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Mike Basinski's introduction to Doug Holder's book of interviews:  "From the Paris of New England." Michael Basinski  (born 1950 in  Buffalo, New York ) is an American text, visual and sound  poet . He was the curator of The Poetry/Rare Books Collection of the University Libraries,  State University of New York at Buffalo . He performs as a solo poet and with the performance/sound ensemble, Bufffluxus. [1]
Topics: Mike Basinski, Doug Holder, University at Buffalo, From the Paris of New England, Somerville, MA
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Click on Picture twice to Enlarge. Featured Poets: Robbie Gamble, Richard Wilhelm, and Sue Landon Doug Holder, the arts editor for The Somerville News ( later The Somerville Times) started the LYRICAL Somerville Column. For 17 years and counting it has featured poetry by poets mostly in the Somerville/Boston Area.
Topics: Doug Holder, Lyrical Somerville, Robbie Gamble, Richard Wilhem, Susan Landon, Doug Holder
Victor Wallis is a professor of Liberal Arts at the Berklee College of Music. He was for twenty years the managing editor of Socialism and Democracy and has been writing on ecological issues since the early 1990s. His writings have appeared in journals such as Monthly Review and New Political Science, and have been translated into thirteen languages. Holder interviewed Wallis on his Somerville Media Center show  Poet to Poet Writer to Writer
Topics: Victor Wallis, "Red- Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism, Somerville...
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Jul 15, 2019 dougholder
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CLICK ON PIC TO Enlarge Doug Holder judged the award in 2007. This award is granted by the Voices Israel Literary Organization. Holder visited and ran workshops for the group in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, and elsewhere.
Topics: Reuben Rose Award, Voices Israel, Doug Holder
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Jul 14, 2019 dougholder
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Poet Doug Holder at his girlfriend's apartment in the North end of Boston  (1984)
Topics: Doug Holder, North End
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Doug Holder interviews Henry at the Somerville Media Studios--Poet to Poet Writer to Writer
Topics: Sweet Marjoram, DeWitt Henry, Doug Holder, Poet to Poet, Somerville Media Center
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(Click on Picture to enlarge) McIntyre and Moore is now a defunct used book shop that had a storefront in Davis Square Somerville, MA--among other places over the years. Very well-known in the Boston-area.
Topics: McIntyre and Moore, Doug Holder, Ibbetson Street, Davis Quare, Somerville
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Jul 9, 2019 dougholder
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( Click on picture to enlarge)    Franz Wright writes to Doug Holder about poet Sarah Hannah's untimely death.
Topics: Sarah Hannah, Doug Holder, Franz Wright
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Jul 4, 2019 dougholder
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( Click on picture to enlarge) Doug Holder corresponds with poet Franz Wright about a possible visit to the Wilderness House Literary Retreat, and a reading with Robert Creeley.  (2004).
Topics: Robert Creeley, Steve Glines, Wilderness House Literary Retreat,Franz Wright, Doug Holder, Poesy...
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Phil Temples was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, but he’s lived and played in greater Boston, Massachusetts for nearly four decades. Phil Temples began writing flash fiction and short stories in the 1990s for his own amusement. He’s had over 140 titles appear online and in print. His first novel,  The Winship Affair , was published in 2014 by Blue Mustang Press.  In 2017, Big Table Publishing Company accepted two additional works for publication: a short story anthology, ...
Topics: doug holder, phil temples, poettopoet, somerville media studios
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Jul 2, 2019 dougholder
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(CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE) CLICK ON TO ENLARGE Eleanor Goodman is a Research Associate at the Harvard Fairbank Center. Her book of translations,  Something Crosses My Mind: Selected Poems of Wang Xiaoni (Zephyr Press, 2014) was the recipient of a 2  013 PEN/Heim Translation Grant and winner of the 2015 Lucien Stryk Prize. The book was also shortlisted for the International Griffin Prize in 2015. A collection of her own poetry,  Nine Dragon Island , was shortlisted for the Drunken Boat...
Topics: Eleanor Goodman, Doug Holder
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CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE Denise Provost--a state rep in the Massachusetts House--releases her first poetry collection with the Ibbetson Street Press of Somerville, MA. This appeared in the Boston Globe   June 30, 2019
Topics: Denise Provost, Curious Peach, Ibbetson Street Press, The Boston Globe, Doug Holder
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Jun 24, 2019 dougholder
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CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE Daniel Tobin is the author of eight books of poems,  Where the World is Made  (University Press of New England, 1999),  Double Life  (Louisiana State University Press, 2004),  The Narrows  (Four Way Books, 2005),  Second Things  (Four Way Books, 2008),  Belated Heavens  (Four Way Books, 2010),  The Net  (Four Way Books, 2014),  From Nothing  (Four Way Books, 2016), and  Blood Labors  (Four Way Books, 2018), as well as  The Stone in the Air , his suite of...
Topics: Daniel Tobin, Doug Holder, Emerson College
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A chapbook put out by the Ibbetson Street Press/Endicott College Young Poet Series. The series was founded by Professors Doug Holder ,and Dan Sklar. It is directed by Emily Pineau.
Topics: Endicott College/Ibbetson Street Press Young Writers Series, Dan Sklar, Emily Pineau, Kuoya Dutt
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Article in the Boston Globe about Doug Holder and the Newton Free Library Poetry Series. (2005)
Topics: The Boston Globe, McLean Hospital, Newton Free Library Poetry Series, Doug Holder, Dick Lourie,...
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( Click on pic to enlarge) Sam Cornish was born in Baltimore in 1935. He was educated at Goddard College and Northwestern University. He authored ten collections of poetry, including  Dead Beats (Ibbetson Street Press, 2011),  An Apron Full of Beans: New and Selected Poems (CavanKerry, 2008), and  Folks Like Me  (Zoland Books, 1993). Cornish taught at Emerson College and other Massachussets-based institutions, and also worked as an editor and reviewer. He received a fellowship from the...
Topics: Sam Cornish, Boston Poet Laureate, Dead Beats, Doug Holder, Ibbetson Street Press
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Jun 21, 2019 dougholderproductions
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Rebecca Kopycinski    has a new play out:  Reagan Esther Myer     that can be seen at the  Somerville Arts Armory Thursday through Saturday  6:30 pm, show 7:00 pm  Sunday, doors 3:30 pm, show 4:00 pm  Cash bar "Reagan Esther Myer is a multimedia one-woman show that uses live music, video, and dialogue to tell the story of life in a patriarchal speculative future where ThotBot brain implants use algorithms to turn your thoughts in Value. Not your typical glitched-out one-woman...
Topic: doug holder, bloc11 cafe, Rebecca Kopycinski, Live video art mixed by Michael Dewberry, Reagan...
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Doug Holder interviews writer Gregory Wolos--author of " Women of Consequence" on his Poet to Poet Writer to Writer Show. Over the last decade, Gregory Wolos's short stories have appeared in more than seventy journals and anthologies. His work can be found in publications like Glimmer Train, Georgia Review, Florida Review, descant, Baltimore Review, The Pinch, Post Road, The Los Angeles Review, PANK, and Tahoma Literary Review. ..
Topics: Gregory Wolos, Somerville Media Center, Doug Holder
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Click on the picture to enlarge... Doug Holder presented Frank Bidart with the Ibbetson Street Press Lifetime Achievement Award at the Somerville News Writers Festival. Other winners have been Jack Powers, David Godine, Robert Pinsky, Louisa Solano, Afaa Michael Weaver, Robert K. Johnson, Harris Gardner, Steve Glines and Gloria Mindock.
Topics: Other winners have been Jack Powers, David Godine, Robert Pinsky, Louisa Solano, Afaa Michael...
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(CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE) Errol Lincoln Uys (pronounced ‘Ace’) is the author of the epic historical novel,'Brazil.' Of this work, distinguished Brazilian critic Wilson Martins wrote: “Uys accomplished what no Brazilian author from José de Alencar to João Ubaldo Ribeiro and Jorge Amado was able to do. He is the first to write our national epic in its entirety. He is the first outsider to see us with total honesty and sympathy. Descriptions like those of the war with Paraguay are...
Topic: BRAZIL, Errol Lincoln Uys, Doug Holder
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(Click on picture to enlarge) Sunnyoutside is a small, indie press founded by Dave McNamara. It is now located in Buffalo, NY.
Topics: Dave McNamara, sunnyoutside, No one dies at the Au Bon Pain, Afaa Michael Weaver, Hugh Fox, Doug...
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Sharon Bryan Sharon Bryan is the author of four books of poems, most recently  Flying Blind  (Sarabande Books, 1996) and  Sharp Stars  (BOA Editions Ltd., 2009), which was the recipient of the Isabella Gardner Award from BOA Editions. She is also the editor of  Where We Stand: Women Poets on Literary Tradition  (W. W. Norton & Company, 1994) ,  and coeditor, with William Olsen, of  Planet on the Table: Poets on the Reading Life  (Sarabande Books, 2003) ....
Topics: Sharon Bryan, Mecca, Gwendolyn Brooks, Howl
    ( Click on Picture to Enlarge) 2004.  The Wilderness House Literary Retreat was established in Littleton, Mass.--located in a nature reserve. It was founded by Steve Glines-- Holder helped with its inception. Here Robert Creeley writes about his experience there. Although the retreat was short lived--it showcased a number of  well- known Boston-area poets and writers, including Lunch series: Bob Clawson Louisa Solano   John Hanson Mitchell Afaa Michael Weaver Hallie Ephron  C. Michael...
Topics: Wilderness House Retreat Lunch series: Bob Clawson Louisa Solano John Hanson Mitchell Afaa Michael...
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(CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE)   Frannie Lindsay  is an  American  poet. She is author of three poetry collections, most recently,  Mayweed  ( Word Works , 2010). [1]  Her honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the MacDowell and Millay Colonies, and  Yaddo . Her poems have been published in literary journals and magazines including  The Atlantic Monthly, The Yale Review, Black Warrior Review, The Georgia Review, The...
Topics: Frannie Lindsay, poet, doug holder
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(CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE) This review appeared on the front cover of the Small Magazine Review in Jan. 2015.
Topics: Angela Consolo Mankiewicz, small magazine review, doug holder, Ibbetson Street 35
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CLICK ON Picture TO ENLARGE Jean Cairnie is the daughter of the late Gordon Cairnie--owner of the famed Grolier Poetry Book Shop--she responds to an interview with Louisa Solano (who took over the shop) conducted by Doug Holder.
Topics: Doug Holder, Jean Cairnie Castle, Gordon Cairnie, Grolier Poetry Book Shop, Harvard Square
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Glass first began to write and publish experimental poetry in c. 1972. Starting in 1976, he edited and published the mimeographed  Goethe ’s Notes Magazine  and Goethe's Press from his family home in  Westminster, Maryland . Richard Kostelanetz 's wide-ranging cultural activities were a major influence during this period, particularly Kostelanetz's  Assembling Magazine , the third volume of which Glass helped to assemble at the Maryland Writers' Council in...
Topics: doug Holder, jesse glass, hugh fox
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Topics: Robert Riche, Doug Holder, Richard Yates
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(CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Brown is the founder and managing director of The Official Website of Tomas Tranströmer, dedicated to the life and work of Tranströmer, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Topics: Steven Ford Brown, Doug Holder, Tomas Transtromer, Tam Lin Neville
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This was presented in 2015 by Robin Stratton of the Newton Writing and Publishing Center to Doug Holder.
Topics: Doug Holder, Robin Stratton, Newton Writing and Publishing Center
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Final issue--mast head---
Topics: Small press Review, Doug Holder, Len Fulton, Bob Grumman, Kirby Congdon, Richard Kostelanetz, A. D....
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE John Canaday has published poems in  New England Review ,  The Paris Review ,  Raritan , and  Slate , among other journals and anthologies. His first book-length collection of poems,  The Invisible World , was chosen by  Sherod Santos  for the 2001 Walt Whitman Award and will be published by Louisiana State University Press in spring 2002. He is also a winner of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Playwriting and the New Millennium Poetry Award,...
Topics: John Canaday, Doug Holder, Poet to Poet/Somerville Media Center
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( CLICK ON TO ENLARGE) Oct. 14, 2010   Memorial service flyer for Jack Powers   founder of Stone Soup Poets  (2010)  Doug Holder was on the organizing committee. 
Topics: Margaret Nairn Wesel, Side Walk Sam, James Van Looy, Andreas Powers, Wambat, International...
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Title City of poets Attribution edited by Don DiVecchio, Doug Holder, and Richard Wilhelm. Variant title 18 Boston voices Eighteen Boston voices Published Somerville, Mass. : Singing Bone Press, c2000. Description 106 p. ; 23 cm. Language English Notes "18 Boston voices"--Cover. Subjects American poetry -- 20th century. Poetry -- Massachusetts -- Boston. Boston (Mass.) -- Poetry. Author / Creator Divecchio, Don.  Holder, Doug.  Wilhelm, Richard.  Contents Robert K. Johnson --...
Topics: City of Poet: 18 Boston Voices Singing Bone Press/Ibbetson Street Press, 33 Ibbetson Street,...
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE Professor Mark Stevitz invited Holder to lecture in his class... This is a reaction from a student...
Topics: Gordon College, Last Night at the Wursthaus, Mark Stevitz, Doug Holder
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CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE Steele wrote a biography of W.P. Kinsella. Steele wanted to quote from Holder's interview with Lawrence Kessenich, who worked with W.P. Kinsella, when he was an editor at Houghton Miflin in Boston, MA.
Topics: Doug Holder, William Steele PHD, Lipscomb University Shoeless Joe
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CLICK ON PICTURE TWICE TO READ Holder writes about the passing of the European restaurant--a mainstay of red sauce cuisine in the North End of Boston.
Topics: European, North End, Boston, The Boston Globe, Letters to the Editor
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Click on Picture to Enlarge J.P. Bickford  objecting to poetry, title,  and front cover of a proposed book by Doug Holder--Eating Grief at Bickford's
Topics: Bickford's Doug Holder, Eating Grief at Bickford's
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE This was in response to his master's thesis  " Food as a Symbol of the Conflict of Assimilation and Alienation in the Fiction of Henry Roth"  Harvard University (1997)
Topics: Ruth Wisse, Doug Holder, Harvard University, " Food as a Symbol of the Conflict of...
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Len Fulton was the founder of the Small Press Review--a comprehensive rag of reviews from the world of little presses. The Wall St. Journal wrote of Fulton's publications, " They are the bible of the business."
Topics: Len Fulton, Small Press Review, Memorial Pamphlet
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In 1835, two Salisbury brothers journey to Washington City from Sandy Creek, New York to promote their town. In Washington, they witness a slave being whipped. Mason Salisbury tries to intervene and is struck across the face with the whip. Mason becomes an ardent abolitionist. In 1861, his son, Moreau, is at seminary when Fort Sumter is fired on, beginning the Civil War. Moreau cannot reconcile the commandment, “Thou shalt not kill,” with killing, even given the abomination of slavery. But...
Topics: dougholder, luke salisbury, no common war, black heron press, somerville media studios, poettopoet,...
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* Somerville Bagel Bard Luke Salisbury has a new novel coming out in the spring. I decided to reprint this review from The Forward. Luke Salisbury’s stunning Civil War novel  No Common War  brings America’s bloodiest war to life through the eyes of a father, a son, and those who care about them. Mason Salisbury, a staunch abolitionist, has seen the cruelty of slavery first hand. His son Moreau, called Ro, is an equally staunch pacifist – until he befriends a runaway slave. After Fort...
Topics: Doug Holder, Luke Salisbury, No Common War, Somerville Media Studios, Black Heron Press
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  CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE    Robert Pinsky talks about Donald Holder's lighting of  "Robots' Opera" with Doug Holder.  Creators: By Tod Machover Libretto by  Robert Pinsky  Story by  Robert Pinsky  & Randy Weiner ...
Topics: Robert Pinsky, Doug Holder, Donald Holder, Robots' Opera, Tod Machover
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CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE The readings took place at Adams House at Harvard.  Some of the other participants were Jorie Graham,  Cola Franzen, Fred Marchant, Jean Valentine, and others
Topics: Ibbetson Street Press, Louisa Solano, Cafe Review, Doug Holder, Linda Haviland Conte, Deborah...